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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel reportedly called McCarthy to inform him that he was being removed from his post. McCarthy’s firing is the result of the highly disturbing video that was recently released of Chicago police officer Jason VanDyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing him.…

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Many city leaders attended Tyshawn Lee‘s funeral on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Father Pfleger’s church, St. Sabina in Chicago.  Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, politicians, Noah Joakim’s organization, actor Nick Canon and others were present to bid farewell to the 9-year-old. Tyshawn‘s former teacher, Tony Taylor, spoke as did the principal of Scott Joplin Elementary School. The building was packed…

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“I’m guilty, Your Honor,” is the anticipated plea Barbara Byrd-Bennett, ex-CEO of Chicago Public Schools, will deliver on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The former head of the nation’s third-largest school district was indicted on 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud charges. She’s been accused of funneling $2.3 million of no-bid contracts to two…

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(Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets students after a graduation ceremony.) Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy has done it again. For the fifth straight year the all-male charter school has had all of it’s graduating seniors accepted into four-year colleges and universities. The celebrated charter school has received national acclaim for providing their students with the necessary skills…

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Renowned actor and director Bill Duke recently signed on to direct a biopic about gospel great Mahalia Jackson. “Getting her story to the screen has been a passion project of mine for many years,” said Duke, who most recent projects were the documentaries Dark Girls and Light Girls. Written by Ruth L. Ratny, The Mahalia Jackson…

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Alderman Bob Fioretti’s path to 2015 mayoral candidate is an interesting one to say the least. As a self-described “civil rights attorney,” Fioretti earned a living for himself in the private sector, representing individuals, corporations and government entities, before running a successful campaign to become the first non-Black alderman in Chicago’s 2nd Ward, a ward that…

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